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Philip Larkin The talented British writer Philip Larkin is not only remembered for being a novelist or critic but most importantly a poet Along with many other poets in the 1950s Larkin was part of The Movement Poetry Exhibits This term stood for the work these men produced which consisted of everyday British life in a plain straightforward language and often in traditional forms Poetry Exhibits These writers rejected the prevailing fashion for neo-Romantic writing style Hall Although Larkins work concentrated on life in general he focused on intense personal emotion but strictly avoided self pity The skilled poet was born in 1922 in Coventry England He received his education attending St Johns College in Oxford Archives and His interest for literature grew when he wrote for school magazines and later worked for several libraries Hall Some of Larkins most successful works include The North Ship in which he made his debut The Less Deceived which established Larkin as a fine anti-romantic poet of great wit sophistication and compassion and High Windows which expresses his concern for the dark world better known as death Crawford 3 The poem The Explosion is a substantial poem that is included in the High Windows In these works Larkin writes about the mood of aging illness and post war Motion 444 This collection also contains poems whose often mocking wit does not conceal the poets dark vision and obsession with universal themes of mortality love and human solitudeMotion 444 In 1974 when Philip Larkin published High Windows not only did it receive attention for its general excellence but its profusion of foul language Crawford 4 He once stated that whenever he looked at his book he found it was full of four letter words Hall A twelve-line poem titled This Be the Verse began with the lines They fuck you up your mum and dad They may not mean to but they doThe New But why
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